A tender portrait of an underground electronic music legend enjoying a late-in-life career renaissance
Winner of the NewFest 2020 Grand Jury Award for Documentary Feature
Stitched together from contemporary interviews, family photos, and archival footage, KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY is a stunning ode to its 76-year-old star, his legacy in electronic music, advocacy for transgender rights, and current work as a touring performer.
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Glenn Copeland started on his sonic odyssey as a student at McGill University, a journey which would eventually make him a cult legend. Written and performed entirely on early synthesizers and drum machines in 1986, his self-released debut album Keyboard Fantasies became an underground hit with new generations in 2015, inspiring future stars of the genre and leading to a career renaissance for Copeland decades after its creation. Posy Dixon's documentary looks at the man behind the musical movement and honors this pioneer with the insightful, tender portrait he's always deserved.
Cast: Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Runtime: 62 minutes
This film was followed by a Q&A